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Kuttikkanam

Kuttikkanam
കുട്ടികാനം
town
Kuttikkanam
Kuttikkanam
Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 9°34′42″N 76°58′22″E / 9.578301°N 76.9729°E / 9.578301; 76.9729Coordinates: 9°34′42″N 76°58′22″E / 9.578301°N 76.9729°E / 9.578301; 76.9729

Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-

Kuttikkanam (കുട്ടികാനം), (9°34′42″N 76°58′22″E / 9.578301°N 76.9729°E / 9.578301; 76.9729) is a village in Idukki district, Kerala, southern India. It is 3,500 feet (1,100 m) above sea level and surrounded by lush green tea plantations. It is within the territory of Peermade

History

In the 16th century the territory was under the rule of Changanacherry kings and was uninhabited. In 1756, the King of Travancore conquered Changanacherry, and brought the place under his supremacy. A Church Mission Society missionary, Henry Baker, started coffee plantations, and under the regency of Sri Moolam Thirunal these became tea plantations.

Under the British Raj in India, Kuttikkanam became an up-market resort. Since at first there was no road but only a pathway, the British started the Aerial Ropeway Ltd, Travancore state's first public limited company. The summer palace of the Travancore kings was located in Kuttikkanam.

During the British period and after, manpower was brought to Kuttikkanam from various parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The descendants of these migrant workers constitute the major part of the population of Kuttikkanam.

Surrounding country

  • Peeru Hills. About 1 km distant.
  • Grampi. Commonly known as Parunthupara, a rock sculpture about 150 ft (46 m) high and about 3,800 feet (1,200 m) above sea level.
  • Thottapura. The place where the Travancore royal family stored weapons.
  • Baker Hills (Commercially Named To Thrisangu Hills), Rolling hills with views.
  • Panchalimedu. A viewpoint, according to legend one of the many hiding places of the Pandavas and Panchali. From a pond known as Panchalikkulam the "Makarajyothi", can be seen, the divine flame lit during the pilgrimage season in Sabarimala.
  • Valanjanganam Waterfalls. A main attraction of Kuttikkanam, also known as Ninnumullippara. The waterfall is about 75 ft (23 m) in height and is usually covered in mist.
  • Nallathanni viewpoint. On the Kottayam-Kumily State Highway.
  • Artificial forest. A dense pine forest covering 100 acres (0.40 km2). Contains an estimated 30 species of birds, including rare endangered species. It is classified as a buffer zone by the Kerala state forestry department.
  • Azhutha Diversion Project. A project constructed by the Kerala government on the Azutha river, diverting water to Idukki Reservoir through a 987 m long tunnel.

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